Senior Software Engineer


Location: Albany, New York, Alpharetta, Georgia, Arlington, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bentonville, Arkansas, Bethesda, Maryland, Birmingham, Alabama, Bloomington, Illinois, Bloomington, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Charleston, South Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Creve Coeur, Missouri, Dallas, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa, Fargo, North Dakota, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut, Houston, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida, Lexington, Kentucky, Little Rock, Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Manchester, New Hampshire, Metairie, Louisiana, Miami, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New York, New York, Newark, Delaware, Omaha, Nebraska, Orlando, Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Raleigh, North Carolina, Reston, Virginia, Salem, New Hampshire, Schaumburg, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, Syracuse, New York, Tampa, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, Washington, District of Columbia, Waukesha, Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Job Type: Full time

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- Reshma Saujani

This is a remote position and we are open to hiring candidates anywhere in the US working Eastern and Central Time zones.

Do you enjoy helping customers solve business problems through great software? Are you a builder who loves designing well-architected solutions and seeing them come to life with elegant code? Do you want to join a team where learning new technologies is part of everyday work?

The Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team is a global engineering organization that works directly with customers looking to leverage the latest technologies to address their toughest challenges. We work closely with our customers’ engineers to jointly develop code to solve their biggest challenges and accelerate their organizations. We work in collaboration with Microsoft product teams, partners, and open source communities to empower our customers to do more with the cloud.  We pride ourselves on making contributions to open source and making our Microsoft platforms easier to use. 

We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer with deep experience and expertise in designing and delivering solutions using modern software engineering practices and cloud technologies. With your team, you will be working side-by-side with high-impact and strategic customers and their engineers to build innovative solutions. As part of our team, you will thrive in working with a variety of technologies, not just Microsoft technology.  You will solve exciting business problems, contribute to open source, and collaborate with Microsoft product teams. You will mentor and coach other engineers across our team, sharing your expertise and learning from them too.

Our team prides itself on embracing a growth mindset, inspiring excellence, and encouraging everyone to share their unique viewpoints and be their authentic selves. Join us and help create life-changing innovations that impact billions around the world!

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  • Collaborate with customers’ engineers to deliver Azure cloud solutions, adapting to the customer’s development tools and languages and establishing engineering best practices such as PR/CI/CD pipelines, Infrastructure as Code, logging, monitoring etc. 
  • Designing large-scale distributed systems using Azure services
  • Write exemplary code and lead by example
  • Continuously improving our ability to deliver quality solutions by evolving engineering process and technical capabilities
  • Mentoring team members to drive excellence in engineering as a cohesive, efficient, and productive unit 


Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of relevant software industry experience 
  • 2+ years of Cloud experience building large-scale distributed systems and APIs, preferably on Azure, AWS, or Google cloud

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in one or more of these languages – C#, Python, Java, Go, JavaScript 
  • A good working knowledge of agile software development methodologies and tools such as Azure DevOps, GitHub, or others
  • Experience with one or more of these technologies – containers, serverless, modern data stores, big data analytics
  • Experience working with external customers
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or the equivalent work experience
  • Comfortable with regional travel to meet customers for 3 - 4 days every 2 months (post-pandemic)

*the salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between 126,900 and 169,233*

At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

At Microsoft, we are seeking people who have a passion for the positive impact technology can have on communities and for making a difference in the world. Within CSE, you will find a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, personal and cultural experiences which are vital to our success with our customers. It’s an informal and flexible work environment and you’ll be welcome to work in the way that best enables you to get your job done.  


We invest in your health, wellness, and financial future by offering a competitive package including a wide range of benefits built around your personal needs and those close to you. 

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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